Hi. Just got a Dell 2410 monitor for photo editing. I am going to calibrate with Sypder 3Pro. Should I set the color space to AdobeRGB or sRGB? Should I leave Contrast at 50 and only adjust Brightness (a little lower) to the environment prior to calibration? I print up to 13 x 19 with an Epson 1430 printer. Thank you ...
Set all the monitor settings to the factory defaults and then let the Spyder system do all the work for you. As an alternative you could set them at the mid-point and see if that works better with the Spyder program. Follow the on-screen recommendations and you should do fine. Do not use any other monitor device profile other than the one generated by the profiling process of the system.
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>Hi. Just got a Dell 2410 monitor for photo editing. I am >going to calibrate with Sypder 3Pro.
Gary, is it the U2410? If so I also acquired one not to long ago and calibrated it with the Spyder3 Elite. It's been a while since I set it up, but I just checked and it's set to custom color.
Also if I remember correctly the Spyder software was by default set for visual calibration of brightness. Along the way in calibration I recall having to click on an advanced tab (or something to that effect) to get the software calibration for brightness and color temperature. It was a bit of a tedious task, but well worth the effort. My brightness is at 8 and contrast at 50. I can give you my gain, offset, hue and saturation settings, but they might be different than what you need in your circumstance.
If your Spyder3 Pro doesn't have the software brightness ability there is a workaround that can be done using your cameras meter to set the brightness.
I normally use Lightroom 4 and export with presets for jpg screen-sRGB or Tiff Print-AdobeRGB. If I re-import a previously saved file into Lighrtoom does it come with its Adobe/sRGB profile?
(1) Can I then edit that Tiff AdobeRGB and export it as a jpg Screen-sRGB?
(2) Also, if I re-import a jpg screen-SRGB file into Lightroom 4 and edit it again, can I then export that file as a Tiff Print-AdobeRGB file?
(3) Why would my images in the Lightroom Editor look great yet when I display a saved sRGB version of that image as my Screen Saver (Win 7) it is WAY over saturated... given that my monitor is calibrated.
Why would my images in the Lightroom Editor look great yet when I display a saved sRGB version of that image as my Screen Saver (Win 7) it is WAY over saturated... given that my monitor is calibrated.
somewhere I brought this up before ( a thread called something like "what color does this look like to you?? I think in critique/artistic/ technical forum) I find that when using windows picture and fax viewer, most of my images look oversaturated. If I open the same image using Internet Explorer they look like they did in ViewNX2 ( I do not have any claibration on my system either) I think it came down to something in Windows ??